Sermons & Sunday Schools

Never Forget: Jesus Is Coming! Are You Ready? Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins examining the final chapter of 2 Peter and the apostle’s teaching there on the soon, future return of Christ. In part 1, Pastor Babij looks at 2 Peter 3:1-10 and outlines three established facts that, when remembered, will aid you in being ready for Christ’s coming: 1. The…

A Testimony for Christ

In this special baptism service sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Paul’s testimony before Agrippa in Acts 26:1-32. Pastor Babij identifies three key parts of any person’s salvation testimony by looking at Paul’s model: what a person was like before conversion, what happened to a person in conversion, and how a person became different after…

The Vanity of Wealth, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at Solomon’s teaching on the vanity of wealth in Ecclesiastes 5:8-20. Solomon gives two main reasons to beware vainly seeking after wealth and to gratefully rejoice instead in your portion from God. In part 1, Pastor Dave covers Solomon’s introduction in verses 8-9 about government corruption and…

Watch Your Mouth in Worship

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Solomon’s teaching in Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 about pious words. Pastor Dave explains how Solomon gives two sobering admonitions about words and worship so that you will wisely fear God instead of ruin yourself with religious folly. 1. Slow Down in Worship (vv. 1-3) 2. Be Careful in Promises (vv.…

Discerning the Propensities Found in the Character of False Teachers, Part 3

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij finishes his look at the propensities of false teachers in 2 Peter 2. Pastor Babij details three final characteristics of false teachers that believers are to beware: 1. They have a propensity to have an empty and unstable character (v. 17) 2. They have a propensity to use swelling…

Discerning the Propensities Found in the Character of False Teachers, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Babij examines 2 Peter 2:15-16 and the comparison of false teachers afflicting the church with ancient Balaam. Pastor Babij explores the OT narratives regarding Balaam in Numbers 22, 24, 25, and 31 to reveal another propensity of false teachers: these teachers leave the right way for the wrong way. This wrong…

The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel: Our Call

In this special sermon from one of our kingdom workers, Dan Sered overviews his work and then examines the list of Israel’s feasts in Leviticus 23. Dan Sered explains how the spring feasts connect with the events of Jesus’ first coming (crucifixion, resurrection, coming of the Holy Spirit) and how the fall feasts connect with…

What Is Repentance?

In this special New Year’s sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the topic of repentance, what it is and why it is necessary both for salvation and for ongoing holiness. Pastor Dave defines repentance as the turning of the entire self (or inner man) from sin to God. Pastor Dave then looks at several Bible passages…

Better Together, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia concludes his look at Solomon’s teaching on companionship in Ecclesiastes 4. After a brief review, Pastor Dave explains the final two crucial lessons from Solomon in Ecclesiastes 4:9-16 as to why this difficult and vaporous life is lived better together. In total, the five lessons from Solomon in this…

Discerning the Propensities Found in the Character of False Teachers, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins looking at characteristic behavior of false teachers in 2 Peter 2:10-22 so that true believers will be committed to teaching and living the whole Bible. In part one, Pastor Babij identifies three propensities of false teachers in 2 Peter 2:10-14: 1. False teachers have a propensity to be…